SAPS NEWS: 3 Suspects Arrested on Charges of Attempted Murder and Illegal Possession of Firearm, Clo


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Media Statement from Western Cape Media CentreCorporate Communication and LiaisonSouth African Police Service

Western Cape: The Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) is making progress in arresting and disarming criminals in our province.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 2018-11-18) at about 14:50 members attached to AGU conducted a tracing operation after receiving information of suspects wanted for attempted murder hiding at a premises in Cloetesville. Members went to an address in Juffernburg Road, Idas Valley, Cloetesville where they arrested the two suspects age 33 residing at the address.

This arrests let to an intelligence driven operation after information was obtained regarding the whereabouts of the rifle involved in this attempted murder case.

At about 15:05 members of AGU reacted on the information received about a firearm being stored at a premises in Rustenburg Road, Stellenbosch. Upon searching the premises, a 303 Hunting Rifle with serial number R40778 was found in one of the rooms without any rounds. A 42 year old female was arrested and detained at Stellenbosch SAPS. The premises is affiliated to the American gang.

These suspects are scheduled to make a court appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday, 2018-11-20) to face the charges against them.

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Enquiries: Captain FC Van Wyk- 082 302 9906 wcmediasaps.org.za

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